Arts news

White Bike premiere from ImpAct

THE versatile Dorset-based ImpAct theatre will be working with the Bourne­mouth Borough Council Think Bike! campaign to stage Tamara von Werthern’s play The White Bike over four nights in the coming month. The performances, on 16th 17th and 30th April and 1st May, will be the amateur premiere of the work, and the company is…

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Trowbridge Town Hall needs your votes!

A COMMUNITY group, which has revived a Victorian town hall as a community arts centre, has been selected as a finalist, in line to win up to £50,000 National Lottery funding, in this year’s People’s Projects. Town Hall Arts, which is based in Trowbridge, provides opportunities for people of all backgrounds to be inspired by…

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Royal Opera rising stars in Dorset

FIVE alumni of the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists’ Programme are coming to Dorset to give a concert for Dorset Opera Festival, at Wimborne Minster on Thursday 4th April. The Jetta Parker Young Artists’ Programme is designed to support the artistic development of talented singers from across the globe at the beginning of their…

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Frome Festival celebrates Singer’s bicentenary

SUMMER is still a long way off, but the organisers of Frome’s annual festival have their sights set on this year’s event, from Friday 5th to Sunday 14th July, which will include a celebration of a Frome institution known to many who grew up in the town. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the…

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World class performances with Villages in Action

RURAL touring schemes bring a wide variety of performances to village halls, often in areas where residents would never otherwise see live theatre or enjoy world music. In Devon, the scheme is run by Villages in Action which has a typically varied programme for the spring. Theatre, circus, storytelling, laughter, puppetry, film and music from…

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Moon over Dorset

THREE historic locations in Dorset, the War Memorial in Bournemouth Central Gardens, Sherborne Abbey and Nothe Fort at Weymouth, will be the settings for a series of events in June and July marking the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon. At the heart of the Dorset Moon celebrations is Museum of the…

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Sandra Brown becomes NES Life President.

SANDRA Brown has handed over the chairmanship of Bridport’s New Elizabethan Singers, and was greeted  in reply with a crystal vase and the society’s Life Presidency. New chairman John Haylock, told the audience at the spring concert: “Sandra has been a member of NES for more than 50 years and has served the choir faithfully…

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Bookings open for Iford Arts in new setting

IFORD Arts, which this year moves from its original home at Iford Manor to a new base at Belcombe Court, Bradford-on-Avon, starts its season with two performances at Bath in May before two concerts and an opera at Belcombe. Comic baritone Simon Butteriss leads a company in Die Fledermaus at the Banqueting Room in Bath…

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Your Regent needs you!

CHRISTCHURCH Regent Centre is throwing upen its doors on Sat­urday 9th February to show people Around – and to attract new volunteers. Running for two hours from 10.30am, the new volunteers open day will be a chance to find out about volunteering at the centre, working with the community for the community. The Regent currently…

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